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What You Could Have Done During Penn State Hoops’ Scoring Drought Against Northwestern

Pat Chambers’ squad had a rough trip to Evanston over the weekend, falling to Northwestern 70-61 because of some shaky second-half play. The loss made it ever more difficult to imagine the Nittany Lions in the Big Dance come March.

Penn State fell to 3-4 in Big Ten play after going 0-11 from the field during a 10:37 stretch of the second half. Here are some things you could do in 10:37 — a span of time that probably crushed your hopes and dreams.

Watch Highlights Of The Nittany Lions Upset Of Wisconsin In 2011

It’s sort of hard to imagine it for current Penn Staters, but there was a time when Penn State received an at-large bid to play in March Madness. In the time it took the Nittany Lions to score a single basket on Saturday, you could have instead reminisced on better times as Talor Battle led an upset over the Badgers in front of a packed crowd at the BJC.

Listen To “Africa” By Toto 2.32 Times

Yes, you could struggle to sit through a stagnant offense run what vaguely resemble plays, or you could listen to the single greatest auditory piece to have ever been composed — more than once! Sit back and smile as Joseph Williams takes you away with his explosive choruses.

Watch Jim Delany Present Penn State With The B1G Trophy

In 2016, Jim Delany appeared on College Gameday before the Big Ten Championship game behind a chorus of boos from Penn State fans. He was asked which Big Ten school he thought deserved a shot in the College Football Playoff.

When the CFP was being introduced, Delany campaigned for only conference champions to be given a shot at the national title. Before the Big Ten Championship game, however, Delany argued that Ohio State had “done enough” to secure a spot in the final four despite being absent from the ensuing game and losing to Penn State earlier in the season.

There’s hardly anything better than watching the Grinch himself hand over the conference championship trophy to James Franklin. In fact, you could watch it 6.95 times in 10:47.

Watch Highlights Of The Lady Lions’ Upset Over Rutgers 12 Times

If you’re more interested in a clutch Penn State basketball team, you may be more inclined to watch these highlights from the Lady Lions taking down No. 25 Rutgers with some late-game heroics. You could watch these highlights 12 times and still have a second to spare in 10:37.

Get Halfway Done Cooking 20-Minute Brownies

If you had gotten up from watching that dreadful second-half performance and headed to your kitchen, you could’ve been halfway done some Betty Crocker brownies. It’s the perfect way to balance out a bitter defeat!

Wait In Line For A Machine At White Between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

If you have ever tried to workout at White Building within a few hours of dinner time, you understand that everything is slowed down to a snail’s pace as seemingly half of the student body packs into the fitness center to get a nice pump on. After 10:47, you’d probably still be waiting for the calf-raise machine to open up, but at least you’re that much closer!

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Derek Bannister

Derek is a senior majoring in Economics and History. He is legally required to tell you that he's from right outside of Philly. Email Derek compliments and dad-jokes at [email protected]


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